1. Neher, D.A., Nishanthan, T., Grabau, Z.J., and Chen, S.Y. 2019. Crop rotation and tillage affect nematode communities more than biocides in monoculture soybean. Applied Soil Ecology 140: 89-97. DOI 10.1016/j.apsoil.2019.03.016

2. Neher, D.A., Cutler, A.J., Weicht, T.R., Sharma, M., and Millner, P.D. 2019. Composts of poultry litter or dairy manure differentially affect survival of enteric bacteria in fields with spinach. Journal of Applied Microbiology 126:1910-1922. DOI 10.1111/jam.14268

3. Hu, W., Kidane, E., Neher, D.A., and Chen, S. 2019. Field and greenhouse evaluations of soil suppressiveness to Heterodera glycines in the Midwest corn-soybean production systems. Journal of Nematology 51:e2019-32. DOI 10.21307/jofnem-2019-032

4. Shah, M.K., Bradshaw, R., Nyarko, E., Millner, P.D., Neher, D.A., Weicht, T.R., Bergholz, T.M., and Sharma, M. 2018. Survival and growth of wild-type and rpoS-deficient Salmonella Newport strains in soil extracts amended with heat-treated poultry pellets. Journal of Food Protection JFP-18-465.

5. Neher, D.A., Weicht, T.R. 2018. A plate competition assay as a quick preliminary assessment of disease suppression. Journal of Visualized Experiments e58767, http://www.jove.com/video/58767, doi:10.3791/58767.

6. Neher, D. A., Fang, L.†, and Weicht, T. R. 2017. Ecoenzymes as indicators of compost to suppress Rhizoctonia solani. Compost Science and Utilization 25(4): 251-261. DOI 10.1080/1065657X.2017.1300548.

7. Bakelaar, J.E., Neher, D.A., and Gilker, R. 2016. Minimal soil impact by cold season pasture management in Vermont. Canadian Journal of Soil Science  DOI 10.1139/CJSS-2014-0005.

8. Neher, D.A., Weicht, T.R., and Dunseith, P. 2015. Compost for management of weed seeds, pathogen, and early blight on brassicas in organic farmer fields. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 39: 3-18.

9. Neher, D. A., Weicht, T. R., Bates, S. T., Leff, J. W., and Fierer, N. 2013. Changes in bacterial and fungal communities across compost recipes, preparation methods, and composting times. PLoS ONE 10.1371/journal.pone.0079512.

10. Gilker, R.E., Bakelaar, J.E., Canella, M.P., and Neher, D.A. 2012. Bedded Pack in Vermont: Five stories. University of Vermont Extension Bulletin.

11. Bao, Y., and Neher, D.A. 2011. Survey of lesion and northern root-knot nematodes associated with vegetables in Vermont. Nematropica 41:98-106.

12. Bao, Y., Neher, D.A., and Chen, S. 2010. Effect of soil disturbance and biocides on nematode communities and extracellular enzyme activity in soybean cyst nematode suppressive soil. Nematology 13:387-699.

13. Neher, D.A. 2010. Ecology of plant and free-living nematodes in natural and agricultural soil. Annual Review of  Phytopathology 48:371-394.

14. Lawhorn, C.N., Neher, D.A., and Dively, G.P. 2009. Impact of Coleopteran targeting toxin (Cry3Bb1) of Bt corn on microbially mediated decomposition. Applied Soil Ecology 41: 364-368.

15. Neher, D.A., and Campbell, C.L. 1996. Sampling for regional monitoring of nematode communities in agricultural soils. Journal of Nematology 28:196-208.

16. Neher, D.A., McKeen, C.D., and Duniway, J.M. 1993. Relationships among Phytophthora root rot development, P. parasitica populations in soil, and yield of tomatoes under commercial field conditions. Plant Disease 77:1106-1111.

17. Neher, D.A., and Campbell, C.L. 1992. Underestimation of disease progress rates with logistic, monomolecular, and Gompertz models when maximum disease intensity is less than 100 percent. Phytopathology 82:811-814.

18. Neher, D. 1992. Ecological sustainability in agricultural systems: Definition and measurement. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 2:51-61.

19. Neher, D.A., Wilkinson, H.T., and Augspurger, C.K. 1992. Epidemic progress of damping-off epidemics in Glycine populations of even-age and mixed –age structures. Canadian Journal of Botany 70:1032-1038.

20. Neher, D., and Duniway, J.M. 1992. Dispersal of Phytophthora parasitica in tomato fields by furrow irrigation. Plant Disease 76: 582-586.

21. Neher, D., and Duniway, J.M. 1991. Relationship between amount of Phytophthora parasitica added to field soil and the development of root rot in processing tomatoes. Phytopathology 81:1124-1129.

22. Van Bruggen, A.H.C., Neher, D.A., and Weicht, T.R. 1991. Teaching computer-based diagnosis of plant diseases. Plant Disease 75:320-322.

23. Goodwin, P.H., English J.T., Neher, D.A., Duniway, J.M., and Kirkpatrick, B.C. 1990. Detection of Phytophthora parasitica from host tissue with a species-specific DNA probe. Phytopathology 80:277-281.

24. Neher, D.A., Augspurger, C.K., and Wilkinson, H.T. 1987. Influence of age structure of plant populations on damping-off epidemics. Oecologia 74:419-424.



1. Landis, D.A. and Neher, D.A. 2002. Ecological Role of Pests . Pages 218-220 in: Pimentel, D. (editor) Encyclopedia of Pest Management, Marcel Dekker, New York.

2. Campbell, C.L., and Neher, D.A. 1996. Challenges, opportunities, and obligations in root disease epidemiology and management. Pages 20-49 in: Hall, R. (editor). Principles and Practice of Managing Soilborne Plant Pathogens. American Phytopathological Society Press, St. Paul, Minnesota.

3. Campbell, C.L., and Neher, D.A. 1994. Estimating severity and incidence of root diseases. Pages 117-147 in: Campbell, C.L. and Benson, D.M. (editors). Epidemiology and Management of Root Diseases. Springer-Verlag, New York.



1. Kirschenmann, F., Landis, D., Lewis, J., Liebman, M., Luna, J., Magdoff, F., Neher, D., Phatak, S., Prokapy, R., Rajotte, E. and Teasdale, J. 2000. ‘Naturalize’ Your Farming System: A Whole-Farm Approach to Managing Pests. United States Department of Agriculture, Sustainable Agriculture Network.


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